Colt Python

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{{Weapon Infobox
| image=File357 HL world model.jpg|240px
| image2=FileMagnum HL2.jpg|250px
| name=Colt Python
| affiliation=*Black Mesa
*Resistance
| manufacturer=
| model=WikipediaColt Python|Colt Python Elite''Half-Life 2'' texture files
| type=WikipediaRevolver|Revolver
| damage=40 (75 in HL2DM)
| magazine=
| magtype=6 round speedloader clip
| maxammo=*36 (HL1)
*12 (HL2)
| fire=
| ammotype=Wikipedia.357 Magnum|.357 Magnum
| operation=
| rate of fire=80 RPM (HL1)
| recoil=High
| spread=
| projectile speed=Hitscan
| accuracy=High
| range=All distances (best overall for long range)
| maker=
| usedby=*Gordon Freeman
*Barney Calhoun
| counterpart=*Desert Eagle
*Annabelle
| counterwep=*SPAS-12 (disambiguation)|Shotgun (close range)
*AR2 Pulse Rifle|Pulse Rifle (medium range)
*SMG1|SMG (medium range)
*Other CategoryAccurized weapons|accurized weapons
| entity=*weapon_357
(GoldSrc / Source) *weapon_python
(GoldSrc only) | designer=Stephen Bahl (HD GoldSrc version)http//www.halflife2.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3059184&posted=1 Stephen Bahl as quoted on ''Marc Laidlaw Vault'' on the HalfLife2.net Forums | hidep= | hidet= | hideu= | hideg= }} The '''Colt Python''' (or '''.357 Magnum Revolver''') is a powerful handgun, more accurate and powerful than the USP Match or the Glock 17, featured in most of the Half-Life universe|''Half-Life'' series' titles. ==Overview== FileC1a4g0000.JPG|The Colt Python's first appearance, in ''Half-Life''.|thumb|200px|left|right *The Python is a double-action revolver which fires one round. It is very powerful, but it has a long reload time and low rate of fire. It has near perfect accuracy, but rapidly firing shots will cause accuracy to significantly decrease because of the weapon's fair amount of recoil. *In ''Half-Life'', the player finds his first Python near a dead Black Mesa Personnel personnel|security guard in the chapter ''Blast Pit'', near the Tentacle roots under Silo D. After been captured by Hazardous Environment Combat Unit|HECU soldiers, it can be found again near a Bullsquid eating a dead guard in the Chapter Residue Processing. *In ''Blue Shift'', the player finds the weapon in the chapter ''Half-Life Blue Shift storyline Freight|Captive Freight'' next to a security guard pulled out of his SUV and killed. *In ''Half-Life 2'', the first Python the player acquires is in the chapter ''Water Hazard'', in a Civil Protection outpost on the Canals. Like most weapons, it can be acquired later, such as near a Citizen corpse at the Petroleum Station along the Coast. *In ''Episode One'', it is found in the first room of the Technical Trainstation. *In ''Episode Two'', it is found while trekking through the Antlion caves in the Victory Mine. ==Tactics== *The Colt Python can kill anything weaker than a Bullsquid and Overwatch Soldier (in easy) in one shot. While this may sound tempting, it is better to conserve Colt Python ammo for foes that require multiple shots to take down, such as Alien Grunt, Alien Controller, Poison Zombie and Overwatch Elite. All of the enemies that can be killed with one Colt Python shot can also be killed with double HECU SPAS-12|HECU Shotgun blast or one Combine SPAS-12|Combine Shotgun blast (as provided all pellets hits the target), which has much more ammo scattered throughout the game than the Colt Python does. *In ''Half-Life'' multiplayer and ''Half-Life Source'', the secondary fire button triggers a zoom which may be used for long-range sniper shots. *Since it has no built-in scope in ''Half-Life 2'', the HEV Suit zoom can be used to aim for long distance shots. The player should zoom into the target and have the desired target in the center of their crosshair, then the zoom must be quickly released and the player must fire. Alternatively, a player may hold down the primary fire button while the zoom is being released to instantly fire a round and diminish jolting. *Ammunition for this weapon is very rare in all of the games, so one should use this weapon only when its pinpoint accuracy and stopping power is required, such as against Alien Grunts, Overwatch Elites and Hunters standing far away. *Using this gun in the deathmatch modes can result in many easy kills at any range as long as one aims for the head. *Assuming ammunition is plentiful for other weapons, the Colt is good to use against Poison Headcrabs, as it will kill them in one hit at any range. *This is the most effective firearm against Hunters. The source code states that this is because players perceive the weapon as the strongest in the game.''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' source code ==Behind the scenes== File357 scope.jpg|''Half-Life'' viewmodel, multiplayer version, with the attachment under the barrel.|thumb|200px|right *As heard in the ''Half-Life'' sound file ''get_44pistol.wav'' and as seen on the cut ammo box model, the ''Half-Life'' Python was originally to be a Wikipedia.44 Magnum|.44 Magnum revolver. *The ''Half-Life Deathmatch'' Python model features an attachment under the barrel that resembles a laser pointer but acts as a scope and emits a fake laser (as a small red dot in the center of the screen). While that scope is not present in ''Half-Life Deathmatch Source'' or ''Half-Life Source'', its function remains. This attachment was originally to appear in ''Half-Life'''s singleplayer mode as well. ==Trivia== *In the ''Half-Life 2'' series, all six bullets of the Python's cylinder are reloaded together, but there is no WikipediaSpeedloader|speedloader (the bullets just float in mid-air as a circular group). The animation is instead more suited for the application of a WikipediaMoon clip|moon clip. Overall this is merely a design oversight. *''Half-Life 2'' worldmodel hasn't changed since ''Half-Life''. *"Colt Python Elite" can be seen on the Source viewmodel. However, the worldmodel has the words "Colt Anaconda" on the side. *During the Python's reload animation in ''Half Life 2'', the casings ejected by the gun will not appear on the ground. This has been fixed in ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''. *In ''Half-Life'' retail version (v1.0.0.9) there is a sound played during the reload animation that was, for unknown reasons absent in later versions. *The Colt Python was not included in the leaked 2003 version of ''Half-Life 2''. *This is one of few weapons that cannot used by NPC's, other being the Resistance Crossbow|Crossbow. *In ''Half-Life Source'', it is possible to increase the rate of fire and skip the recoil animation by quickly pressing the quick switch buttom after each shot. ==Gallery== ===''Half-Life'' story arc=== File357 hud.png|''Half-Life'' HUD icon. File357 HL world model.jpg|''Half-Life'' worldmodel. File357 hl.jpg|''Half-Life'' viewmodel, single player version. File357 HL world model HD.jpg|''Half-Life'' HD worldmodel. File357 hd.jpg|''Half-Life'' HD viewmodel. FileBm4.2.png|''Half-Life'' Beta ammo box, displaying ".44 Magnum". FileAnacondaBoxart.svg|.44 ammo box boxart. FilePythonSpeedReloader.png|Unused speed reloader model. File357_beta.jpg|Early ''Half-Life'' viewmodel, with the attachment under the barrel. File357ammo 1.png|''Half-Life'' ammo box. FileSuv magnum2.jpg|The Python as first found in ''Blue Shift''. ===''Half-Life 2'' story arc=== File357 hud icon.svg|''Half-Life 2'' HUD icon, a vector glyph used in-game through the font "HalfLife2.ttf". FileMagnum HL2.jpg|''Half-Life 2'' worldmodel. File357 HL2.jpg|The ''Half-Life 2'' viewmodel. File357_reload_HL2.png|Reloading the Colt Python. File357large.jpg|''Half-Life 2'' ammo box. FilePetroleum dead citizen.jpg|Citizen who committed suicide with a Python at the Petroleum Station, along the Coast. ==List of appearances== *''Half-Life'' {{1st}} *''Half-Life Blue Shift'' *''Half-Life 2'' *''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}} *''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' {{Nc}} *''Half-Life 2 Episode One'' *Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}} *''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' ==References== {{Imagecat|Colt Python images}} {{Reflist}} ==External links== *{{Wikipedia|url=Colt_Python|text=Colt Python}} {{Weapons}} {{Black Mesa}} {{Resistance}} deMagnum (Half-Life) esColt Python ruColt Python CategoryWeapons CategoryHandguns CategoryBlack Mesa weapons CategoryResistance weapons CategoryAccurized weapons